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While Patrick Vieira Continues His Rebuilding Crystal Palace Are Closing In On A Eur22 Million Deal For Defender Joachim Andersen

While Patrick Vieira continues to develop the team in south London, he is close to completing the signing of Lyon defender Joachim Andersen.
Although not being a regular member of Scott Parker’s side, the Danish defender shined during his loan season with Fulham last season, earning the captaincy.
Andersen, who was also a target for London rivals Tottenham this summer, is expected to cost an initial EUR22 million, with an additional EUR5 million in add-ons.
The 25-year-old, who is likely to sign a five-year contract and had his physical in Greece on Friday, was a member of the Denmark squad that advanced to the Euro 2020 semi-finals, where they were defeated by England at Wembley Stadium.
Gary Cahill, whose contract at Selhurst Park terminated at the conclusion of last season, might yet be retained by Palace.
Talks for a new deal are ongoing, but the two parties are at odds about remuneration, with the Eagles attempting to reduce the former Chelsea defender’s basic income.
Ozan Kabak, a Schalke defender who spent last season on loan at Liverpool, is also being pursued.
Summer spending | Crystal Palace have already signed Marc Guehi from Chelsea this summer / cpfc.co.uk / Seb Frej, Andros Townsend, Scott Dann, and Mamadou Sakho, among a host of other out-of-contract players, have already been permitted to leave the club.
Another player who has left the club, Patrick van Aanholt, has joined Galatasaray, implying that Vieira will want to bring in backup and competition for Tyrick Mitchell at left-back.

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